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Hundreds of Londoners and politicians gather for Workers' Memorial Day

“Workers in this province are the backbone of the community,” Irene Mathyssen, NDP MP for London-Fanshawe, said. “If we didn't have bus drivers, if we...

MPs' self-approved $2300 salary increase is 'self-serving' says taxpayers' group

Many MPs, however, receive salaries beyond the base as compensation for additional roles and duties; Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will earn $345,400, while House Speaker...

BC election 2017: Vancouver-Kingsway riding

She now runs a small business. In the 2011 federal election, Nguyen was the Conservative candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway, losing to New Democrat Don Davies. NDP's...

BC election 2017: New Westminster

... riding of New Westminster has existed since B.C.'s very first election 1871. An NDP stronghold, New Westminster has gone to the NDP in 15...

Quadriplegic MLA, Steven Fletcher pushes organ donation law

Fletcher is a backbencher in the Progressive Conservative government elected last year, so there are no guarantees that his bill will become law. Few such...

Former MP Laurie Hawn asked to resign as RCAF Hon. Col. due to 'political advocating'

WATCH ABOVE: Former fighter pilot and Conservative MP Laurie Hawn said he was asked to resign from his role as Honorary Colonel with the Royal...

Tobogganing, caroling and working are among MPs' holiday traditions

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who was previously a police officer, and his wife, a doctor, share the tradition of working in order to allow somebody...

Unite the right poll: Albertans prefer Brian Jean to Jason Kenney as leader

Overall, the survey suggests 61 per cent of Albertans would vote for a united conservative party led by the current Wildrose leader, versus 53 per...

MPs keep ripping their pants in the House of Commons — and aren't happy about it

asked Conservative Tom Lukiwski. “The pants,” Graham clarified. “It may be a causation correlation,” interjected the NDP's Don Davies, who also supported the item. “Everybody...

Year in Review 2016: The 5 funniest (and strangest) moments from the House of Commons

But one debate reached new levels of personal acrimony (as well as statement of the obvious) in October when Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland was accused...

Concerned citizens remind Liberals of promise made on electoral reform

WATCH ABOVE: A group of citizens demonstrated outside Canadian politician Francis Scarpaleggia's Montreal offices to remind the federal government about its promise to reform the...

Conservative leadership hopeful Pierre Lemieux pledges to end sex-selective abortion

Pierre Lemieux, a former Ontario Tory MP, said in a statement Sunday that under his leadership the Conservative platform will include a pledge to take...

Kelowna Veterans Affairs office set to reopen

Conservative MP Dan Albas said his governments decision to close the offices and move to Service Canada locations actually made the services more accessible and...

Liberals work to reassure Canadians following terror threat

OTTAWA – The governing Liberals are moving further to reassure Canadians that they have a grip on combating the threat of terrorism in the wake...

Feds spent thousands to bring cabinet minister home early for vote

The mad dash from around the world followed an embarrassing near-miss for the Liberals, when the New Democrats and Conservatives caught chief government whip Andrew...

NDP MP to introduce bill putting rail oil shipments under same scrutiny as pipelines

The federal NDP transport critic unveiled plans Wednesday to introduce a bill aimed at improving safety regulations for shipping oil and gas by rail across...

Border wait times into Canada at Niagara Falls crossing infuriate ...

How would you like to take a trip across the U.S. border in New York state to find a three-hour wait on your return home?and...

Tony Clement looks to move Conservatives beyond niche politics if elected leader

OTTAWA – Conservative leadership hopeful Tony Clement says his party needs to move beyond the niche approach to politics and policy that characterized its decade...

Liberal minister Jim Carr spends nearly $1800 on hockey outing

The approval request form, released as part of an access to information request submitted by Conservative MP Candice Bergen, describes the function as a 'sport...

Plane Talk: MPs singing in the sky

Sometimes the talk turned to serious subjects, like when Liberal MP Seamus O'Regan discussed his stint in rehab or when the NDP's Nathan Cullen talked...

Plane Talk with Dominic LeBlanc: On following in his father's footsteps

. By Monique Muise National Online Journalist, Politics Global News. more. Liberal MP Dominic LeBlanc's father Romeo was fisheries and oceans minister under Pierre Trudeau.

Hope fades for Mauril Belanger's anthem bill as Conservatives block motion

The Liberal government attempted to move a motion Thursday that would have permitted to bill to be shepherded by Chief Government whip Andrew Leslie, covering...

Hillary Clinton's presidential bid leaves mark on Canadian female politicians

There has not been a female prime minister since, although two women have served as interim official Opposition leaders: Conservative MP Rona Ambrose and former...

Justin Trudeau says Liberals may rejoin UN drought treaty Tories abandoned

OTTAWA – Canada is considering reversing another controversial Conservative foreign policy decision by rejoining a UN convention that fights droughts, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said...

Liberals hear from critics of RCMP labour bill, hint at changes

The Liberals tabled legislation that would make independent, binding arbitration the dispute-resolution process for bargaining impasses, with no right to strike. A steady stream of...

The West Block Transcript: Season 5 Episode 37

The Liberals backed down. The Opposition parties will have more clout on electoral reform. But former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley points out that as...

MP Nathan Cullen won't seek NDP leadership

That leaves Niki Ashton and Paul Dewar, two other contenders from the 2012 leadership race, as potential candidates again. Speculation has also swirled around Quebec...

Parliament Hill cocktail circuit creates lifestyle challenges for MPs

Former NDP MP Laurin Liu, who came to Ottawa at 20 years old as part of the so-called Orange Wave in the 2011 election, said...

Hunter Tootoo faced 'difficult situation' before stepping down: Trudeau

Tootoo abruptly resigned as the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on Tuesday evening, and also left the Liberal caucus. A release...

Conservatives blast Liberals for office renovation expenses

OTTAWA – The new Liberal government is blowing too much money on pricey office renovations, including hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by the minister...

Chinese foreign minister in Ottawa to meet with Justin Trudeau, Stephane Dion

China's ambassador to Canada, Luo Zhaohui, expressed unbridled optimism about the arrival of the Trudeau Liberals during a speech to the Rideau Club in Ottawa...

Trudeau's official visit to Washington cost taxpayers more than $257K

The list of costs was released in response to a question tabled in the House by New Democrat MP Pierre-Luc Dusseault. The costs are broken...

Public safety minister wants to end jailing of child migrants, increase CBSA oversight

Toronto StarPublic Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says he is examining the Canada Border Services Agency's migrant detention practices, including the detention of children. Speaking Monday...

As Jason Kenney mulls leadership bid, Peter MacKay urges Conservatives to modernize

WATCH ABOVE: Closer to decision on running for party leader: Kenney Conservative MP Jason Kenney tells Tom Clark he will decide this summer whether he...

'Free the beer!' demands Conservative MP in last Question Period before long weekend

In a display of statesmanship fit for any beer hall or backyard barbecue across the land, Conservative MP Dan Albas stood before the House of...

'I'll smack your chops': A history of Canadian politicians behaving badly

Sometimes politicians do get physical though: in 1987, Conservative MP Dan McKenzie shoved Liberal John Nunziata during a late-night debate on a back-to-work bill for...

Alberta ruling makes waves in Ottawa

Murray Rankin, the NDP's justice critic and a public law expert, said he finds it absolutely “absurd” the government is not willing to change its...

Michelle Rempel credits NDP MP for helping change her mind on transgender bill

For one, there's her friendship with NDP MP Randall Garrison, whose private member's bill to defend the rights of transgender Canadians was gutted last year...

NDP, Conservatives give Liberals a lesson in House of Commons vote

The Liberals were expecting to hear from NDP MP Alexandre Boulerice on an amendment to the bill, which proposes lifting a long-standing requirement that Air...

Transcript Season 5 Episode 35

That all aside, we just went through listening to the Liberal rhetoric about wanting to work together and I like Mark a lot and want...

'Plane Talk' with Catherine McKenna: On her best election day memory and Canada's green future

Door knocking was critical for McKenna during last year's federal election. Ottawa Centre was a hotly-contested riding, and few believed the lawyer-turned Liberal candidate could...

Even Liberals are divided on reforming Canada's voting system: Mark Holland

Mark Holland, Parliamentary Secretary for Democratic Reform, Conservative MP Scott Reid and NDP MP Nathan Cullen join Tom Clark to discuss ending first-past-the-post and their...

Dan Davies wins Liberal nomination in Peace River North

Both Davies and Ackerman ran and lost to Pimm for the party's nomination in 2009. A large riding encompassing the northeast corner of B.C., Peace...

Tories on electoral reform: Liberals 'want decisions to be made by Twitter'

The Globe and MailBut Conservative MP Jason Kenney argued that Liberal governments in B.C., Ontario and P.E.I. held referendums on electoral reform, and that Monsef...

Liberals move to ban politician's taxpayer-funded 'vanity videos'

CBC.caThe Liberal government has announced it is making changes to the rules governing taxpayer-funded advertising. “We recognize that the current policies are dated” and don't...

Pierre Poilievre has learned to love the PBO

Pierre Poilievre held a press conference this morning to tout the work of the Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO), specifically praising a report on the fiscal...

NDP MP Charlie Angus cancels trip to UN, flies to Attawapiskat amid suicide crisis

Charlie Angus, who represents the Ontario riding encompassing Attawapiskat First Nation, was invited to be part of the Canadian delegation but he has cancelled his...

US-Canada border preclearance bill to be introduced in spring: Chrystia Freeland

There was some uncertainty about whether the new Liberal government would remain committed to it; Trudeau answered that question by announcing the train-station pilot project...

The challenges of work-life balance for moms on Parliament Hill

Conservative MP Lisa Raitt and NDP MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau join Vassy Kapelos on this Mother's Day for a discussion about work-life balance as parents...

Should the government ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

The NDP's Guy Caron said in his view, the evidence is mounting that the TPP might be “a dangerous deal” for Canada. “I think (with)...